Vail Daily letter: Thoughtful reply |

Vail Daily letter: Thoughtful reply

Jill Fryklund
Vail, CO, Colorado

I thought I’d share a response I received regarding my recent letter, “A smarter way.” Maybe others would benefit:

“Dear Ms. Fryklund,

Thank you for your thoughtful e-mail. You are certainly not alone in your distaste for negative political advertising, or your desire to more fully inform yourself about candidates.

While I recognize it is difficult to wade through the extensive candidate material available on the Internet, I would like to make a suggestion that you might find helpful. There is an organization called Project Vote Smart, which compiles information about candidates’ views on a wide range of issues in order to provide voters with the type of information I think you are looking for. If you are interested, the group’s website address is

Regarding your idea, that is something the Legislature would likely need to tackle before it could be implemented by the secretary of state’s office. With that in mind, I would suggest you contact your state representative and state senator to share your idea with them. Below I have provided links to the contact information of your legislators.

State Rep. Christine Scanlan:


State Sen. Al White:


If you have any further questions or comments please feel free to reply to this e-mail, or you can give me a call at 303-894-2200, extension 6342.

Ben Schler, Colorado Department of State, Legal Specialist.”

Jill Fryklund


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